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  Concert Hall
by Charles B. Neff
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The event was in Texas - the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. But with only small changes, this poem would fit many other locations. Art draws a crowd, much of it not there primarily for the art. But in the end, art shugs and moves forward.


Concert Hall

Texans stand tall

For music, pride and status.

Others have their reasons

For being in the crowd.

Critics gather grist

Scouts seek talent

One audience listens intently,

Another wears its best to be seen.

Young artists give their all,

Fiery, pensive, addled with nerves.

They woo, entreat, wound and conquer,

While in the hall's high reaches

 Mozart, Schuman and Rachmaninov

Nod encouragement,

Chuckle and abide.

 

-Charlie Neff  


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Reviewed by neerja gandhi 1/28/2007
all smiles...beautiful..neerja
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/19/2006
The many melodies of music reach us in different ways.. Your poem has captured that.......M
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 10/31/2005
Hi Charlie. First time readin you I believe. Very accurate portrait here complete with all the competing motivation and emotional tension bandied about in such an atmosphere. I wonder if the three composers you mentioned could keep it to the chuckle in the midst of all those ten-gallon Texan egos? Enjoyed this very much, Dawn

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